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The Coming Storm. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

The Confused Storm

Vicky Carter reviews Forced Entertainment’s The Coming Storm at the Contact Theatre

The cast of 'Blue/Orange'. Photo: Robert Workman

Is it us or them?

Ellie Riley reviews Blue/Orange at the Manchester Opera House

Peter Pan. Photo: The Bolton Octagon

Must See This Week In Theatre: 26th November-3rd December

The best of theatre for the week ahead.

Theatre Uncut: addressing political means through theatre. Photo: Theatre Uncut

Theatrical angst in an age of austerity

Robbie Davidson reviews Theatre Uncut in residence for one night at The Anthony Burgess Foundation.

Amr El-Bayoumi in 'Johnny Come Lately'. Photo: The Royal Exchange Theatre

Johnny Don’t Come At All

Sophie Lipton reviews Coal’s ‘Johnny Come Lately’ at the Royal Exchange Studio Theatre

Manchester's very own, Benedict Cumberbatch

Why I Love/Why I Hate

Helen McCarthy reveals even more of her favourite and least favourite tHings in theatre

Kneehigh Theatre and the West York Playhouse's 'Steptoe and Son'. Photo: The Lowry

Must See This Week In Theatre: 19th November-26th November

The best of theatre for the week ahead.

Obama The Mamba. Photo: The Lowry

My brother is not my keeper

Robbie Davidson reviews ‘Obama The Mamba’ at the Lowry Theatre

Some Like It Hip Hop

Forget the moral and carry on dancing…

Frideswide O’Neill reviews ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’ at the Lowry Theatre

The cast of 'American Idiot;, including Trent Saunders as 'St Jimmy'. Photo: John Daughtry

Preview and Interview: American Idiot

Josephine Lane previews ‘American Idiot: The Musical’ and interviews it’s stars Trent Saunders and Alyssa de Palma

Mamma Mia poster

Why I Love/Why I Hate

Rosie Panter tells us about her likes and loathes of theatre.

Imogen Stubbs and Luke Norris deliver astonishing performances in 'Orpheus Descending'. Photo: Jonathan Keenan.

Orpheus may be descending but Imogen Stubbs is on the rise

Hannah Lawrence reviews Sarah Frankcom’s latest production at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Orpheus Descending.